Lack of HDMI standby pass-through is a deal breaker...
Daniel S. Lee, Amazon
3 December 2011
Summary: I purchased this receiver after catching a terrific price on Amazon. Unfortunately, I soon discovered that the ability to pass a video and audio signal through an HDMI connection while the receiver is "Off" or on "Standby" is not possible. For those who want to watch TV through a Blu-ray player, cable or satellite, or another "black box," the convenience of keeping the receiver turned off is significant.